Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
is approaching $17 trillion. here is how bad it is in 2003 the u.s. spent just above $2 trillion. this year, the estimated spending will be $3.6 trillion. a 75% rise in spending in a 10-year period with no inflation. and what do we have to show for all that spending? the economy is not much better. the poverty rate is about the same as it was 50 years ago. and salaries for working people are going down. so why are we spending all the money? for what reason? i will tell you why. take a look at this chart put out by the pew research center. it says 48% of americans want smaller government and fewer services. but among hispanics, only 19% want smaller government and fewer services. a whopping 75% of latinos surveyed. approve of bigger government and more entitlements. that's why president obama is spending the money because he knows that a coalition of african-americans, hispanic liberals willganized labor, overwhelm the republican party. so, in essence, the president is putting party politics above the good of the nation. history will record that and a few years from now when president obama'